Barbara is an experienced employment lawyer and litigator. She has represented both employers and employees with matters such as: termination packages; wrongful dismissals; employment contracts; workplace policies; human rights and Ontario Labour Relations Board matters; and workplace investigations. Barbara was featured in two CBC Stories, CBC's Go-Public story on the Bier Markt dress code and Insurance company apologizes. She was also a guest on the CBC News Now hosted by Suhana Meharchand. Barbara has been a guest on CBC Radio's Province-Wide show Ontario Today hosted by Rita Celli and has also appeared in various media sources including Global news, Toronto Sun, The Larry Fedoruk Show on 610 CKTB and HR Canadian Reporter.
Barbara also has a busy estates litigation practice and she has acted on a number of high profile cases. She has also acted as an Estate Trustee During Litigation. For more than a decade, she has routinely dealt with: Will challenges and defence; allegations of abuse of Powers of Attorney (POA); allegations of elder abuse; beneficiaries' entitlements under a Will; dependant support and relief claims; guardianship applications; executor's obligations; the passing of accounts; and unjust enrichment claims.
Barbara enjoys giving seminars on the fundamentals of Estates Litigation. In September, 2019 she was a speaker at the GTA Accountants Network (GTAAN/GTAFN). Barbara publishes regular articles on estates law and litigation. Some of her recent articles include: "Estranged Couples Who Don't Change Their Wills: Unintended Consequences" and "In Ontario, Not Everyone Can Challenge a Will".
The common thread in Barbara's employment law and estates litigation practice is her understanding that these cases are laden with strong emotional undercurrents.
Barbara is a strong and natural communicator - skills she uses to the benefit of her clients. At the same time, her clients appreciate her ability to obtain excellent results in a cost-conscious manner. Outgoing and personable, she helps them feel comfortable by taking the time to explain the legal process and outline their options. Wherever possible, she encourages and facilitates early resolutions.
Barbara frequently publishes articles in legal journals, for legal conferences and for circulation to clients and has a regular column with Ontario Homebuilder Magazine where she writes on employment law matters.
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